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Bunny

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
141
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Bunny

"Bunny" is a name of American origin, and it means "Little Rabbit". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bun"ny
A great collection of ore without any vein coming into it or going out from it.
noun Bun"ny
A pet name for a rabbit or a squirrel.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (usually informal) especially a young rabbit
  2. A young waitress in a nightclub whose costume includes the tail and ears of a rabbit
Wiktionary

From Middle English bune (“hollow stalk or stem, drinking straw”), from Old English bune (“cup, beaker, drinking vessel; reed, cane”), of unknown origin. Related to English bun, boon (“the stalk of flax or hemp less the fibre”), Scots bune, boon, been, see bun, boon. Compare also bunweed.

  1. (Britain dialectal) A culvert or short covered drain connecting two ditches.
  2. (Britain dialectal) A chine or gully formed by water running over the edge of a cliff; a wooded glen or small ravine opening through the cliff line to the sea.
  3. (Britain dialectal) Any small drain or culvert.
  4. (Britain dialectal) A brick arch or wooden bridge, covered with earth across a drawn or carriage in a water-meadow, just wide enough to allow a hay-wagon to pass over.
  5. (Britain dialectal) A small pool of water.

From Middle English bony, boni (“swelling, tumor”), from Old French bugne, buigne (“swelling, lump”), from Old Frankish *bungjo (“swelling, bump”), from Proto-Germanic *bungô, *bunkô (“lump, clump, heap, crowd”). More at bunion, bunch.

  1. (Britain dialectal) A swelling from a blow; a bump.
  2. (mining) A sudden enlargement or mass of ore, as opposed to a vein or lode.

Probably from bun (“rabbit”) +‎ -y, though ulterior origin unknown. Together with rabbit, has largely displaced its rhyme coney.

  1. A rabbit, especially a juvenile.
  2. A bunny girl: a nightclub waitress who wears a costume having rabbit ears and tail.
  3. (sports) In basketball, an easy shot (i.e., one right next to the bucket) that is missed.
  4. (South Africa) Bunny chow; a snack of bread filled with curry.

From bun (“small bread roll”) +‎ -y.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Bunny

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    How popular is the baby name Bunny in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1915 5 0 5
    1916 6 0 6
    1917 11 6 5
    1918 6 6 0
    1919 7 7 0
    1920 16 11 5
    1921 13 7 6
    1922 20 12 8
    1923 7 7 0
    1924 21 14 7
    1925 6 6 0
    1926 13 13 0
    1927 13 13 0
    1928 15 15 0
    1929 29 24 5
    1930 17 17 0
    1931 26 19 7
    1932 23 23 0
    1933 23 15 8
    1934 21 21 0
    1935 19 19 0
    1936 21 16 5
    1937 24 19 5
    1938 40 31 9
    1939 19 19 0
    1940 35 27 8
    1941 42 36 6
    1942 38 32 6
    1943 36 30 6
    1944 34 34 0
    1945 48 43 5
    1946 70 64 6
    1947 61 61 0
    1948 68 60 8
    1949 44 44 0
    1950 60 60 0
    1951 63 63 0
    1952 45 45 0
    1953 56 49 7
    1954 40 40 0
    1955 64 64 0
    1956 53 53 0
    1957 66 66 0
    1958 53 53 0
    1959 42 42 0
    1960 45 40 5
    1961 35 35 0
    1962 29 23 6
    1963 40 35 5
    1964 29 29 0
    1965 28 28 0
    1966 29 29 0
    1967 10 10 0
    1968 18 18 0
    1969 29 29 0
    1970 28 28 0
    1971 18 18 0
    1972 12 12 0
    1973 18 18 0
    1974 13 13 0
    1975 15 15 0
    1976 17 17 0
    1977 15 15 0
    1979 9 9 0
    1980 11 11 0
    1981 10 10 0
    1982 12 12 0
    1983 5 5 0
    1984 10 10 0
    1985 5 5 0
    1987 8 8 0
    1989 5 5 0
    1990 6 6 0
    1992 5 5 0
    2001 5 5 0
    2011 6 6 0

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    Popularity of Bunny as a first name

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    Popularity of Bunny as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Bunny U.S.
      White 45.39% 64.26%
      African American 12.06% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 32.62% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 4.26% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Bunny

    People with the last name Bunny are most frequently White, African American, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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    Fun Facts about the name Bunny

    • How Popular is the name Bunny? Bunny is the 6,746th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bunny was the 122,314th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Bunny have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,964 babies born with the first name Bunny in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bunny to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bunny? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Bunny first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bunny is Sunday, January 30th, 1881.
    • What year had the most people named Bunny born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bunny was in 1957 with a total of 66 babies.
    • Random Bunny Factoid: According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bunny is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1951.
    • Weird things about the name Bunny: Your name in reverse order is Ynnub. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ybunn. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Bunny? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 141 people with the last name Bunny.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bunny? Bunny is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.